When the SEC adds the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners to the conference next year, it is obviously going to need to make some changes to its scheduling format. And while some coaches seem to be concerned about what those changes could look like, Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart doesn’t sound all that worried.
When asked about the upcoming changes to the SEC schedule – including whether it’s an eight-game or a nine-game conference slate – Kirby Smart pointed out that it doesn’t really matter all that much given how many teams they’re going to play in the SEC over the course of four years.
“I can go either way on that. I think either format is going to allow us to go through, cycle through the SEC much faster. So there won’t be a four year window that you don’t play everybody home and away, either way. So, in the grand scheme of things, what are we really talking about? I think people are looking for something to debate about. But, if you’re going to play everybody in the SEC in four years? Home and away? The two methodologies for going about it aren’t that vastly different,” Smart said according to On3.
However the SEC chooses to adjust its schedule, it will be different. But it’s safe to say Smart is unconcerned about it.